As we are progressively shifting entirely to a mac household, part of our shift is to convert all of our existing DVD's to digital storage. I never bothered that much with this before as my wife loves the kids movies, ie. Disney created one's, and the Disney protection has been the hardest to get past in order to convert over to digital storage. Lots of so called "experts" have weighted in on this subject over the years, boasting how great x product was, yet not one successfully converted Disney nor stably and consistently converted each DVD over, without having to near watch each one to check it for errors.
Speaking with a movie guru today who has successfully converted over 4000+ DVD's to digital format, he told me that using DVDFab does successfully convert Disney encryption as well as consistently each other DVD. Another person who has used Macs his entire life only recommended a completely different product, being HandBrake with VLC. He then went on to say how it was all a quite complicated process to get right. Someone then mentioned to me DVD Cloner, as they now have mac specific software, but couldn't confirm if it will successfully do Disney movies.
What I want....
Clear knowledge and recommendations, backed with experience, for the MAC system, what software is the best to use to accomplish DVD burning to use with Apple TV and all Macs?
Our finished setup will comprise all imacs & macbook pro's with time machine 2TB + extra time machine storage as needed, with each TV around the house using an Apple TV box for wireless connection to the time machine to stream media around the house so our entire library, music and movies can be played all through the house in each room we desire. I have zero idea exactly what format is required to use that is compatible with itunes movies, as I would think apple TV would obviously use apple current formats.
What format is needed, what is the actual real software to do the job?
The stupid thing I don't understand, is that by law you are allowed to make one backup of your purchase, however; like Disney, they put this encryption onto it so you can't just make that backup due to piracy issues. We will be buying all our new purchases in digital format via itunes, but at present we still want to convert our current collection over before they go into storage. No doubt we may also still find the odd bargain DVD compared to online prices for them...